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American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2023 running November 31 October - 5 November, 2023  Contact us for advertising options

Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

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Summer Hill is getting Vicious at AFM!!!

Summer Hill Entertainment (formerly TomCat Films) is now setting appointments for the American Film Market to be held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from November 1st to 8th. Our suite number will be 327B. Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 327. 

Summer Hill Entertainment offerings for AFM 2017

All new releases are available worldwide - ask for screeners and find more detailed information of the films here below!   ... I Contact I Suite 327B I  Facebook I Twitter: @WatchCoolMovies

Interview with AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf @ 2016 AFM

IFTA’s Executive Vice President and Managing Partner of the AFM since 1998, Jonathan Wolf deems the AFM as the global film world coming to its Hollywood Mecca. A graduate of the University of Southern California Business School, Wolf's extensive professional background, previous to his pivotal roles with IFTA and AFM, includes film distribution as well as finance as CFO of New World International in international operations. The AFM acts as a six month Fall bookend market to the Spri...

ADAM FUSS A Landscape of Imagination the new film by Svetlana Cemin


An intimate portrait of the noted contemporary photographer, Adam Fuss, shot over a year in New York and Sussex, England. Our documentary delves into the artist’s creative process, and the life forces that inspire it. 53 minutes, USA  October 2017 Directed by Svetlana Cemin 
Watch the trailer @ : Password: adamfuss (temp edit)

Worldwide rights, all media, open. Attending AFM: 3-8th of November Email Svetlana Cemim to request a screener and a meeting at the Loews. 

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Only few days left to verify & update your information for The Hollywood Reporter AFM Product Listings.    ...


A to Z of AFM exhibitors

  A - CD - FG - IJ - LM - OP - RS - VW - Z A24 Acort International Adler & Associates Entertainment Alfama Films All Media Company All Rights Entertainment Alma Cinema Altitude Film Sales Amadeus Entertainment AMBI Distribution American Cinema International AMP International Angel Grace Worldwide APL Film APT - Association of Television Producer...

Full Moon Heads to the 2017 American Film Market!

Legendary horror and fantasy film studio will be a major presence at cinema trade show running November 1-8, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. Full Moon is excited to announce that legendary producer Charles Band and his iconic Full Moon Empire production and distribution label is headed to AFM 2017 to showcase our vast catalog of classic and contemporary horror, science fiction, erotica and fantasy feature films, as well as offer a preview of the many exciting movies to come in 2018...FULL RELEASE

High Emotions Guaranteed With Our Selection of Screenings for AFM 2017!

VISION FILMS will be located at the Las Flores Suite 8th floor


AFM Campus Shuttles, Parkings, Map & Flyover

Parking & Shuttles   See the AFM Campus Map. Shuttles: Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Civic Center Parking Structure and Lot 4 South to the Loews and Le Merigot hotels from 7:00am to 10:00pm beginning Tuesday, October 31. Parking: Due to extremely limited valet parking at the Loews and Le Merigot Hotels, the AFM encourages attendees to utilize the public parking options available throughout the city. There are over 6,200 parking sp...

American Film Market Unveils ‘AFM Screenings On Demand’

The American Film Market® (AFM®) announced today that it will introduce an online screenings platform, AFM Screenings On Demand, in advance of this year’s market. The new platform will allow sales companies to screen their films privately for Buyers before, during and/or after the American Film Market.   AFM Screenings On Demand, which is free for invited viewers, will begin screening films on October 23, 2017, one week before AFM, and conclude on March 31, 2018, o...


American Film Market Launches ‘Writers Workshops’ Series For 2017

The American Film Market® (AFM®) announced today the launch of its new ‘Writers Workshops’ series, which will have its inauguration at this year’s market. These immersive workshops, with instructors from top Universities including USC and UCLA, will take place on Sunday, November 5 and Monday, November 6. With the AFM continuing to create new programs that amplify the education component for different segments of the industry, the ‘Writers Works...

Arpa International Film Festival Awards Gala and Banquet...need a break from afm?

Join us for a star-studded Awards Gala on Sunday, November 5 at Loews Hollywood Hotel  to honor four incredible industry professionals who have endlessly contributed their enormous talents to drive the arts forward: Terry George, who will receive the Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award,  Chris Cornell, who we will honor with the Lifetime Legacy Award, Carl Weathers, who will be celebrated with the Lifet...

Devilworks at AFM17

  AFM @LOEWS OFFICE 736     &n...

Magnolia adds titles to AFM lineup

      We are happy to announce a new documentary addition to our AFM lineup. Selected at TIFF, THE CHINA HUSTLE is an eye-opening and unsettling Wall Street thriller about sto...

ITN Titles for AFM

  ITN Distribution wants to meet with you at AFM to discuss our 2017 Line-Up that consists of Brand New Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Family, Comedy, Horror and Western features, as well as our catalogue/library titles.   AFM Office: Loews 705 Email: Website:       A CHRISTMAS STAR 82 min. Family. HD. Complete.  ...

Animation Calling at AFM - festival strategy

Calling all animation projects for film festival strategy at AFM 2017. From Montreal to Moscow to New Delhi to Glasgow we are  programming animation for 2018. We can help your program your film and produce your special event. Please email for an appointment in sunny California!   ...

Blue Box International acquires rights to World War II action drama, The Bombing (Unbreakable Spirit) directed by Xiao Feng

  Leading international sales agent Blue Box International has picked up worldwide rights to the anticipated World War II action drama, The Bombing (Unbreakable Spirit) directed by Xiao Feng (Hushed Roar). The film stars Bruce Willis and China’s biggest talent including Bingbing Fan (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3) and Nicholas Tse (The Stool Pigeon, Bodyguards and Assassins). The Chinese-backed production is produced by Mr. Yang Butang and Jimmy Jiang with Mel Gibson as art ...

The Bac Films International line up for AFM

    AFM Line-up and screening schedule. THE CURED Nov. 3rd, 11:30AM at AMC Santa Monica 6   LET THE CORPSES TAN  Nov. 3rd, 1:30PM at AMC Santa Monica 6      ...

AFM LineUP @Devilworks

THE HOLLOW CHILD SUPERNATURAL HORROR CANADA  Highly intelligent and malicious creatures known as The Hollow Ones live in the Woods and entice children with their hypnotic folklore music. Samantha, a young foster teen must fight to expose these dangerous supernatural impostors and save her younger sister who has been taken, otherwise her soul will be lost forever. Reviews: //Starburst "7 Stars" TRAILER BOOK A MEETING @AFM OFFICE 736 LOEWS HOTEL ...

American Film Market® & Conferences Registration still open

November 1-8, 2017 | Santa Monica     REGISTER NOW           In Hollywood, On...

Finding Oscar screening in LA

The documentary film FINDING OSCAR - directed by Ryan Suffern, produced by Frank Marshall and executive produced by Steven Spielberg will screen this month in LA, followed by discussions with the director and Fredy Peccerelli. DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY RYAN SUFFERN PRODUCED BY FRANK MARSHALL EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG SCREENING #1  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 IDA DOCUMENTARY SCREENING SERIES SCREENING: 7:30 PM •  Q...

Blue Fox Entertainment line up new films for afm

  Loews Santa Monica Hotel - Suite 622. Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired domestic rights to the musical drama BECKS, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival this year and won the U.S. Fiction prize. A 2018 theatrical release is planned. Co-written, co-directed and produced by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell, the pic centers on a Brooklyn musician (Tony winner Lena Hall) who moves back in with her Midwestern mother (Christine Lahti) after a crushing breakup with her girlf...

Summer Hill Entertainment offerings for AFM 2017

All new releases are available worldwide - ask for screeners and find more detailed information of the films here below!   ...

Devilworks announce a title straight out of FrightFest, INCONTROL.

DEVILWORKS WILL BE AT THE AFM FROM WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER TO TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER  Devilworks is back for another market season and will be at AFM to present our slate for 2018! Whilst we prepare our full line up, we are thrilled to announce a title straight out of FrightFest, INCONTROL. From the makers of...

Screen Media Line up in AFM

  November 1 - 8 Loews: 614               ...

TriCoast Worldwide line up at AFM


Celestial Tiger Entertainment Acquires First and Exclusive Rights to The Highest-Grossing Chinese Film Ever, Wolf Warrior 2

  Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today that it has secured first and exclusive pay TV rights for action mega blockbuster Wolf Warrior 2 and Chinese fantasy adventure film Wukong from CMC Pictures. The deal also secures pay-per-view (PPV), video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-top (OTT) rights for CTE’s channels, Celestial Movies and cHK, in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapor...

Fairway Film Alliance at AFM

First time available to the world market! WINNIE MANDELA US and African Theatrical Release - available in all other territories Starring Aca             Meeting Request from Fairway Film Alliance ...

Protagonist Pictures has closed a UK rights deal for the 2017 Un Certain Regard winner April’s Daughter (Las Hijas de Abril)

Protagonist Pictures has closed a UK rights deal in all media with specialist distribution company Alarm Pictures for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard winner April’s Daughter (Las Hijas de Abril), written and directed by the acclaimed Michel Franco, it was announced today by Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop and Alarm’s Managing Director Alex Mandell.   Following its world premiere in Cannes, April’s Daughter went on to screen at the Toronto Internati...

AFM Campus Shuttles, Parkings, Map & Flyover

Parking & Shuttles   See the AFM Campus Map. Shuttles: Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Civic Center Parking Structure and Lot 4 South to the Loews and Le Merigot hotels from 7:00am to 10:00pm beginning Tuesday, October 31. Parking: Due to extremely limited valet parking at the Loews and Le Merigot Hotels, the AFM encourages attendees to utilize the public parking options available throughout the city. There are over 6,200 parking sp...

Fantastic Films Line-up at AFM

  FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL invites you to email us for an AFM 2017 mee...

China Box Office Growth Leaves U.S. Independents Behind

After a less than spectacular 3.7% revenue growth in 2016, the Chinese Box Office in the first eight months of 2017 came roaring back, increasing nearly 16% to $5.51 billion for the period according IFTA’s analysis of figures from Box Office Mojo. Revenues were up significantly for all sectors save one: U.S. independents whose Box Office share reached just 1.2% for the period. (See appendix 1) While animation films have in the past been one of the most important re...

LocationEXPO Joins AFM

The American Film Market gets even bigger this year with the unveiling of LocationEXPO at the show. With over 50 location-based organizations already confirmed to participate, LocationEXPO brings AFM badge holders the ease and ability to meet with Film Commissions, Production Facilities and Services from around the world right inside the Loews providing a great informational and networking opportunity for producers, location scouts and all those involved with production budgets, incentives an...

Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Executive Committee and Board of Directors

The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term. IFTA’s Executive Committee will continue to be headed by Chairperson Michael Ryan (GFM Films), who was elected for a second term.  Joining him are Andrew Kramer (Lionsgate), who was elected as General Vice Chairperson, and Cl...


  MAGNOLIA PICTURES TAKES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO ‘BOOM FOR REAL THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT’, SARA DRIVER’S RIVETING ODE TO THE ICONIC AMERICAN ARTIST     Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired North American rights to BOOM FOR REAL THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, director Sara Driver’s (WHEN PIGS FLY, SLEEPWALK) love letter to New York City’s past through the eyes of people who knew the...

Market Premieres from Carnaby International

  Whilst we prepare our full line up we are thrilled to announce a brand new title straight out of FrightFest, REDWOOD. From Rising Star nominee, Director Tom Paton, Redwood will make its Market Premiere at AFM (see screening schedule belo...

New films from Summer Hill at AFM

     AFM is around the corner! Summer Hill Entertainment (formerly TomCat Films) is now setting appointments for the American Film Market to be held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from November 1st to 8th. Our suite number will be 327B. Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 327.       Summer Hill Entertainment 10645 N. Tatum...

Magnolia Pictures at AFM 2017

Dear Friends,   We are excited to present our newest title THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRE, a loving and absorbing documentary tribute to fashion influencer Andr...

Thai Films Four production studios bring their latest features to AFM

Thailand at AFM 2017 Information Centre - Atrium 5D, 5th Floor Meeting Rooms - 511 & 515       At the American Film Market 2017, eight companies will represent the strengths of Thailand's film industry. Presented by Department of International Trade Promotion ...

Join Arpa International Film Festival celebrating the 20th edition November 3-5

Join Arpa International Film Festival for yet another journey into the diverse universe of world cinema as we celebrate our milestone 20th anniversary, November 3-5, 2017 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Don't miss this year's Awards Gala on November 5 at Loews Hollywood Hotel where we will honor Oscar-winning director/screenwriter Terry George, actor Carl Weathers, Oscar-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris and pay a special tribute to the late music icon Chris Co...

AFM 2017: Connect with 7,000+ Professionals from 80+ countries

  American Film Market® & Conferences  REGISTER NOW November 1-8, 2017 | Santa Monica ...

LocationEXPO® launching for next AFM

AFM just announced LocationEXPO® @ AFM – a face to face and online platform that connects Film Commissions, incentives, facilities and services with the world's producers, distributors and industry professionals. LocationEXPO will have three core components: LocationEXPO Branded Space inside the AFM where Film Commissions and companies can meet with AFM’s 7,000+ industry attendees., home to the world’s locations, incentives, facili...



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